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Synonyms for pillar

Synonyms for pillar

a fundamental principle or practice

anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower

a prominent supporter

a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)

(architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

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In the far north-east sky he could see between the pillars a level streak of light.
The eastward pillars and their architraves stood up blackly against the light, and the great flame-shaped Sun-stone beyond them; and the Stone of Sacrifice midway.
When they saw where she lay, which they had not done till then, they showed no objection, and stood watching her, as still as the pillars around.
The crowd grew more dense every moment, and, like water, which rises above its normal level, began to mount along the walls, to swell around the pillars, to spread out on the entablatures, on the cornices, on the window-sills, on all the salient points of the architecture, on all the reliefs of the sculpture.
"Is it really our venerable rector, Master Thibaut?" demanded Jehan Frollo du Moulin, who, as he was clinging to one of the inner pillars, could not see what was going on outside.
Pillars are un-English and provocative, and a waste of wax that is needed for higher and more practical ends," said the Wax-moth from an empty store-cell.
The youngsters told off to the pillars had refused to chew scrap-wax because it made their jaws ache, and were clamouring for virgin stuff.
"Seems as if we'd have to chew scrap-wax for these pillars, after all," said a worker.
The national government has allocated funds for rehabilitation of the ancient Vasco Dagama pillar and protection of other key historical sites and monuments.
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 13, 2019-: Vehicle Pillar Market 2019 - Size, Trends, Share, Growth, Regional Analysis With Global Industry Forecast To 2023
SLC Management will have two related, but distinct pillars - a fixed income pillar and a real estate pillar.
Richardson, TX, May 24, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The Dallas based research company plans to roll out a new clinical rating training program, Pillar Precision.
'We would not allow the use of a whole pillar for advertisements but only a portion between two pillars would be offered.'